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Knesset Internal Affairs Committee: “Police Must Provide Transparent, Itemized Case Management Statistics”

A recent hearing of the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee, initiated by Regavim, exposed gaps in the Police Force’s reporting of enforcement operations regarding planning and construction violations. The Police Force was required to submit a “transparent” and detailed report of its activities, and to explain why the specialized unit created to deal exclusively with building-code cases has been diverted, time ... Read More »

Regavim’s Campaign Pushes Authorities to Act

Seven years after the illegal seizure of State land, and after numerous petitions submitted by Regavim, the Israel Land Authority has finally begun to take action against a family that has been squatting near Beit Hananya, adjacent to Israel’s Coastal Highway. Read More »

Illegal, Dangerous – and (Hopefully) a Thing of the Past

IDF Firing Zones 917 and 918 are situated in a strategic area in the Hebron Hills, a region that connects Israel’s eastern flank to the Negev and the Dead Sea. For the past few years, a massive take-over of land in this area has been underway, and we at Regavim have made a major effort to combat the phenomenon and ... Read More »

Restoring Balance to Israeli Democracy

Regavim recently assembled a coalition of Zionist organizations to press for the passage of the Override Clause, a crucial piece of legislation that will restore the power to create and enforce national policy to the hands of our democratically-elected representatives. Below is an op-ed outlining Regavim’s position on the Override Clause , which appeared in our new Times of Israel ... Read More »

High Court to Bedouin Municipalities: Collect Taxes or your Budgets Will Be Docked

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As a result of a lawsuit filed by Regavim against Bedouin municipalities that have never collected local residential or commercial taxes (arnona), the High Court of Justice issued a stern warning: “If taxes are not collected by August, a commensurate sum will be deducted from the budget paid by the State to these municipalities.” The High Court of Justice has ... Read More »

The Long and Winding Road

Just off Route 5 (The Trans-Samaria Highway), at the Gitai Avisar Junction, an illegal commercial compound has been operating for months – complete with a makeshift open-air market, several temporary structures, and a few sheds. The parking lot serves as a taxi and shuttle station, serving the surrounding Arab villages. This illegal commercial center, located in Area C – under ... Read More »

Game Changing “Kaminitz Law” will help in battle against illegal building

Here is an op-ed in The Jerusalem Post / JPost.com by Regavim’s Josh Hasten on a new game changing law – known as the “Kaminitz Law,” which will allow local authorities to crack down on illegal building in #Israel. This is especially relevant in northern Israel where according to Regavim’s research, in 95% of the Arab towns and villages in that area, ... Read More »

Regavim In action – Upholding the law and saving Jewish homes

Here is Regavim in action upholding the law and preventing the unnecessary demolition of Jewish homes. This is the first case where the recently passed Regulation Law takes precidence – a law whose bill was drafted, and lobbied for, also by Regavim. The article below appeared in the Jerusalem Post on April 4, 2017. Many others appeared in the press ... Read More »

Regavim’s work bears fruit with passing of Knesset Regulation Bill

Regavim’s Josh Hasten penned an op-ed in the February 14 Jerusalem Post explaining how Israel’s Regulation Bill came about, which passed into law last week with 60 votes in the Knesset. The bill became necessary as a result of the redrawing of the “Blue Lines” around communities in Judea and Samaria, where residents woke up one day only to find ... Read More »

EXPOSE: AHMED TIBI LIED WHILE HECKLING CANADIAN PRIME MINSITER IN THE KNESSET

January 23, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JERUSALEM- Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was interrupted by Arab members of the Israeli parliament, after stressing that it is unacceptable for anyone to equate Israel with Apartheid South Africa. Following the Canadian Prime Minister’s address, Prime Minister Netanyahu took the podium to thank Harper and at the same time reminded ... Read More »